Upcoming iSchool Faculty Presentations

  • The librarian as a change agent and community learning connector
    Date: June 12, 2017
    Presenter(s): Michael Stephens
    Link: nextlibrary.net
    Location: Aarhus, Denmark
    Comment: This leads us to the questions we will seek to answer together in the workshop: Are you ready to "Build a Librarian?" What traits are needed for 21st-century information work? This interactive session defines the essential skill sets and mindsets required of the modern library worker - the person working in the evolving learning library - and explores what’s needed for successful community engagement. As we look to providing learning opportunities and outreach to our community of users, what skills and attitudes should a community learning connector possess? Each part of the equation will be explored: Essential Skills + Mindset X (Support). Sharing creations with the group will spark further discussion of the skills and support today’s library staff need to help their communities learn. What other things could they research/experience/absorb to help fill out their role? Topics included will be hard skills (digital literacies, instructional design, User experience) soft skills(communication, empathy, initiative, “people skills, etc) and mindsets (“always learning,” curiosity, creativity), as well what types of support help this staffer grow (transparency, development opportunities, time)
  • The Heart of Librarianship
    Date: June 16, 2017
    Presenter(s): Michael Stephens
    Link: nextlibrary.net
    Location: Aarhus, Denmark
    Comment: Why do we do what we do? The heart of librarianship is learning. It’s a cyclical process of support, engagement, and discovery with deep roots in the concepts of service, access, and freedom to pursue interests of all kinds. No matter what type of institution, someone is gaining knowledge, finding information, or creating something new based on our facilitation. And in my opinion, the role of facilitator and guide is best delivered with humanity and heart. How do we do this? How do we create institutions that expand minds and craft futures?
  • Scholarly Poster Basics
    Date: July 11, 2017
    Presenter(s): Anthony Bernier
    Location: Livermore, CA
  • The art of reading backwards
    Date: July 13, 2017
    Presenter(s): Anthony Bernier
    Location: San Jose, CA
    Comment: This is part of the School of Information's Teaching Tips & Techniques series.
  • Strengthening Community Engagement and Resilience Efforts in Climate Change: Public
    Date: August 23, 2017
    Presenter(s): Christine Hagar
    Link: idrim2017.com
    Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Strengthening Community Engagement and Resilience Efforts: Public Program Strategies
    Date: September 19, 2017
    Presenter(s): Christine Hagar
    Link: dur.ac.uk
    Location: Durham University, UK